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0140449914
Paperback:The good soldier Svejk and his fortunes in the world war:2000
Author: Hasek, Jaroslav
Author: Parrott, Cecil
Author: Lada, Josef
Year: 2000
Language: English, Czech
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: William Heinemann, 1973 This text is the classic novel of the little man fighting officialdom and bureaucracy with the only weapons available to him - passive resistance, subterfuge, native wit and dumb insolence. General adult
Title series: Penguin classics
xxii, 752 p., ill., maps ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571249647
Paperback:The Somme stations:2012
Author: Martin, Andrew
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Detective Sergeant Jim Stringer, who joined the North Eastern Railway Battalion at the start of the war, now finds himself at the front during the Battle of the Somme. Jim and his fellow soldiers are responsible for operating important trains carrying munitions. But his unit is still under suspicion for the murder of one of their own. General adult
Title series: Jim Stringer, steam detective
vii, 287 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0755302893
Paperback:Angels in the gloom:2006
Author: Perry, Anne
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's March 1916, and Joseph Reavley - sent home from the army on sick leave - is finding his recovery slow and hard. But when a brilliant young scientist is found murdered, Joseph and his brother Matthew embark on a search that will solve the crime and find out who has been leaking secrets to the enemy. General adult
375 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0552774227
Paperback:Random acts of heroic love:2008
Author: Scheinmann, Danny
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this debut novel, Danny Scheinmann paints a dramatic portrait of two men sustaining their lives through the memory of love; two men whose hidden connections are revealed in a stunning climax that lives long in the heart. General adult
431 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1844086097
Paperback:The return of Captain John Emmett:2011
Author: Speller, Elizabeth
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Following the death of his wife and baby and his experiences on the Western Front, Laurence Bartram has become something of a recluse. When a young woman he once knew persuades him to look into events that apparently led her brother, John Emmett, to kill himself, Laurence is forced to revisit the darkest parts of the war. General adult
442 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141189819
Paperback:Johnny got his gun:2009:New ed.
Author: Trumbo, Dalton
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Joe, a young American soldier in the Great War, lies helpless in hospital, so horrifically injured he cannot communicate with the outside world. Trapped in the hell of his body, he wanders through his memories, struggling to retain his sanity. General adult
Title series: Penguin modern classics
256 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571230148
Paperback:The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty:2006
Author: Barry, Sebastian
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Eneas McNulty joined the British-led Royal Irish Constabulary, it proved to be the defining decision of his life. Having witnessed the murder of a fellow RIC policeman, he is wrongly accused of identifying the executioners. He is forced to flee, and what follows is the story of this flight. General adult
308 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007361440
Paperback:My dear, I wanted to tell you:2012
Author: Young, Louisa
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper
Resource type: Physical
Note: While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. General adult
405 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Graphic, moving, true, though provoking, beautiful. Title a bit off-putting (sounds like mills & Boon but certainly isn’t) 8/10.
02/06/15
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1844086984
Paperback:The return of the soldier:2010
Author: West, Rebecca
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rebecca West's penetrating perspective on the huge social changes that were triggered by the Great War concerns an aristocrat who returns from the conflict traumatised by the shelling and unable to return to a normal lifestyle. General adult
160 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0755344111
Paperback:We shall not sleep:2008
Author: Perry, Anne
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: October 1918 on the Western Front. Despite four years of facing the horror of the trenches nothing could have prepared Chaplain Joseph Reavley for the sight of Sarah Price's mutilated body lying discarded outside the operating tent. Outraged, Joseph will do whatever it takes to bring the young nurse's murderer to justice. General adult
375 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571218016
Paperback:A long long way:2006
Author: Barry, Sebastian
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set at the onset of World War One, 'A Long Long Way' evokes the camaraderie and humour of Willie Dunne and his regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, but also the divided loyalties that many Irish soldiers felt. It also explores and dramatizes the events of the Easter Rising within Ireland. General adult
292 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0751551244
Paperback:When the dawn breaks:2013
Author: Fraser, Emma
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: Two women. One secret. A heart-breaking choice. Skye, 1903. Jessie, the young daughter of a local midwife, is determined to become a nurse one day, but family loss and heartache jeopardise her dreams. Isabel, the doctor's daughter, is planning to follow in her father's footsteps - even though medicine is not considered a fitting career for a woman. And then there's Archie, Jessie's older brother, who Isabel just can't stay away from. One encounter in the woods, Archie disappears, and all their lives are irrevocably changed. General adult
424 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0755334086
Paperback:At some disputed barricade:2007
Author: Perry, Anne
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's 1917, and the trenches are deep with mud and rotting corpses. Amid the chaos, a weak, proud and ignorant major is murdered - his father, a general, demands that the killer be brought to justice. It is the task of Captain Joseph Reavley to round up the suspects - all his friends - before anyone else is accounted for. General adult
452 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0340951877
Hardback:The daughters of Mars:2012
Author: Keneally, Thomas
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's dairy farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Used to tending the sick as they are, nothing could have prepared them for what they had to confront, first in the Dardanelles, then on the Western Front. General adult
519 p. ; 24 cm (hbk)
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People found this hard to read, overwritten and too graphic on the gory details. Some really loved it and got a lot out of the detailed story about a very interesting time. A fascinating ending with two different perspectives, so worth persevering to the end. 5.5 Fetcham U3A Group 2
11/02/16
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Surrey Live
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0091953928
Hardback:The lie:2014
Author: Dunmore, Helen
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hutchinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more real than the quiet fields around him. He is about to step into the unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie? Tertiary
294 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0099496941
Paperback:All quiet on the Western Front:2005
Author: Remarque, Erich Maria
Author: Murdoch, Brian
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This story is told by a young soldier in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see the realities of war. Incidents are vividly described, but there is no sense of adventure, only the feeling of youth betrayed. General adult
Title series: Future classics
216 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0330460552
Paperback:Fall of giants:2011
Author: Follett, Ken
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, 'Fall of Giants' moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. General adult
Title series: The century trilogy
851 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099582562
Paperback:A farewell to arms:2013:Special edition
Author: Hemingway, Ernest
Editor: Hemingway, Seán A.
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Special edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This edition originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2012 A young American volunteers for the Italian ambulance service in the First World War. Working near the front, he meets and falls in love with a British nurse. Disillusioned by the war, he makes the decision to desert, taking his new love to Switzerland. General adult
Title series: Vintage classics
xix, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141030941
Paperback:The eye in the door:2008
Author: Barker, Pat
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: It is 1918, and Prior is in London working as an intelligence officer. His concern is the enemy within - though a clear definition of who exactly the enemy is proves harder to come by than he might have imagined. General adult Guardian Fiction Prize 1993
Title series: The regeneration trilogy
280 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099589559
Paperback:August 1914:2014
Author: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich
Translator: Willetts, H. T.
Year: 2014
Language: English, Russian
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Russian This translation originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 1989 In the first month of the First World War the Russian campaign against the Germans creaks into gear. Crippled by weak, indecisive leadership the Russian troops battle desperately, even as the inevitability of failure and their own sacrifice dawns. Solzhenitsyn's work of historical fiction is a portrait of pre-revolutionary Russia, a tragic war story, and an epic novel in the great Russian tradition. General adult
Title series: Vintage classics
vi, 816 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0552776173
Paperback:The blasphemer:2011
Author: Farndale, Nigel
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: On its way to the Galapagos Islands, an aircraft ditches into the sea. Zoologist Daniel Kennedy is confronted with a choice, should he save himself or the woman he loves? But how can one moment of betrayal ever be forgiven? After he escapes the plane & swims for help, who is the elusive figure who guides him away from certain death? General adult
492 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847087345
Hardback:The emperor's tomb:2013
Author: Roth, Joseph
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Granta
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Emperor's Tomb' is a haunting elegy to the vanished world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and to the passing of time and the loss of youth and friends. General adult Translated from the German
xviii, 185 p. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0552771309
Paperback:The first casualty:2006
Author: Elton, Ben
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Flanders, June 1917. A British officer and celebrated poet is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged with his murder. Originally published: London: Bantam, 2005
448p ; 200mm (pbk)
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0099540673
Paperback:The good soldier:2010:New ed.
Author: Ford, Ford Madox
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Resource type: Physical
Note: For nine years, John Dowell and his wife have spent the summer season at a German spa town in the company of the respectable Ashburnhams. Behind the placid exterior of their lives lie the destructive passions of men and women. General adult
224 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444759426
Paperback:Worthless men:2013
Author: Cowan, Andrew
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's market day in an English city in 1916, the bunting is out and Walter Barley, home from the front, sees the cattle being driven in from the countryside. But as he roams the streets he begins to realise no one can see him - and he can only watch as the girl he once loved is lured towards his captain, the shell-shocked Montague Beckwith. General adult
262 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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